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Crackington Haven Surf Guide

Crackington Haven in North Cornwall is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Ideal winds are from the southeast with some shelter here from north winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Crackington Haven Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Crackington Haven:

The best conditions reported for surf at Crackington Haven occur when a West-northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Crackington Haven (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing Crackington Haven with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 30% of the time in April while 53% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Crackington Haven Location Map

Interactive Crackington Haven surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Crackington Haven is St Mawgan (Newquai) Airport (NQY) in England, 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Crackington Haven is Plymouth Airport (PLH), also in England, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Crackington Haven Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 26 March 2023, 00:37 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 11 11
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at Crackington Haven

Surf stats for Crackington Haven, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Crackington Haven

Wind stats for Crackington Haven, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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Wave Buoys Nearest To Crackington Haven: